Guargum Pharmacology


About Guargum
A dietary fibre (polysaccharide), Adjunctive therapy with Insulin or oral hypoglycaemic.
Mechanism of Action of Guargum
It is a dietary fibre (polysaccharide) which forms a viscous gel on contact with water in the intestine. When given just before or along with food it slows gastric emptying, intestinal transit, reduces carbohydrate absorption and lowers blood glucose level. It also lowers serum cholesterol by about 10%.
Pharmacokinets of Guargum
Absorption: It is not absorbed but fermented in the colon.
Onset of Action for Guargum
Duration of Action for Guargum
Half Life of Guargum
Side Effects of Guargum
1. Flatulence
2. Feeling of fullness
3. Anorexia
4. Gastric discomfort
5. Nausea
6. Diarrhoea
Contra-indications of Guargum
1. Oesophageal diseases
2. Dysphagia
3. Drug granules not to be taken
Special Precautions while taking Guargum
1. Monitor for hypoglycaemia
2. Reduce absorption of other drugs; give 2 to 3 hour gap
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Guargum
1. Adjunctive therapy with Insulin or oral hypoglycaemics
Interactions for Guargum
Typical Dosage for Guargum
Sachet: Initially 2.5g daily and gradually increases to 5g thrice daily.
Schedule of Guargum
Storage Requirements for Guargum
Store at a temperature below 30 degree C. Keep out of reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Guargum
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Guargum
Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

Home Delivery for Guargum in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for guargum and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for guargum may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take guargum only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for guargum before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for guargum with the pharmacy.

Guargum is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for guargum might be better known than guargum itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have guargum in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for guargum.